Students with accommodations have been sent an electronic copy of their accommodation letters. We are asking that you email your professors this electronic copy and update them on your accommodation needs in the remote course format.
You must contact all of your professors about one of three possible options:
- If you need ALL the same accommodations, email your professors to ask how these accommodations will be provided in the remote setting.
- If you only need SOME of your current accommodations, email your professors and let them know which accommodations you will continue to need in the remote format, and ask how those will be provided.
- If you need to add NEW accommodations, contact Disability Services. We will issue a new letter if this is needed.
Here are some possible questions you may have:
How will my extended time be provided? Blackboard and other software allow the test time to be set for each student, but it must be done for EACH TEST OR QUIZ GIVEN. If your professor has questions, refer them to us. Be sure to email your professor several days ahead of each test or quiz to remind them about your extended time.
What about separate setting for tests? Students in the remote environment can use any setting they want, so this accommodation should not generally be needed. If you have a concern about this, contact us.
What about note taking? If your professors are posting recorded lectures, you may still need notes. We have reached out to all students who receive notes to find out if this service is still needed. If so, Disability Services will continue to use the same note takers and provide notes as usual.
What about captioning? If your professors are posting videos, you may need captions. If you need captions, please contact Disability Services for support.
What if you have trouble with screens? Students may have migraines, visual impairments or other health issues that are complicated by longer screen time requirements. If you have these concerns, contact us.
What about extensions of deadlines for discussion boards, written assignments or projects? Some students with specific learning disabilities or other impairments may struggle with short deadlines. If you have these concerns, talk with your professor and contact us if a solution isn’t found.
What about attendance accommodations? If you need attendance accommodations, please contact us.
During this period access to our services can be obtained during regular business hours via email or our regular appointment form. We will also schedule phone calls or WebEx meetings. We greatly appreciate your partnership and graceful response as we work through this transition together!
Students who have already registered and been approved for accommodations use the forms below to manage their accommodation plans. Please contact Disability Services staff if you have questions.
- Schedule a Test Center Appointment
- Schedule an Appointment with Disability Services Staff
- Request Note-taking Support (if approved)
- Request Access Services for an Event
- Request Alternate Texts, Captioning or Interpreting for a class
All students must renew their academic accommodations each term. Housing accommodations must be renewed each academic year.